For Activists and Others, Nonviolent Strategies Against Harassment and Assault

The outcome of the recent presidential election has elevated fears of harassment, verbal abuse and even physical violence against minorities, women, Muslims, LGBT individuals and other marginalized people for some Mainers.

That’s why Bangor-area organizations will offer trainings this weekend in “bystander intervention” to teach people of all ages who witness such incidents to intervene safely and effectively.

At the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor, coordinator Karen Marysdaughter said Tuesday that there is growing concern for the safety of minority groups in the area, as well as for the safety of people who participate in public demonstrations, protests and vigils.

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